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Program Description

video_graphic.jpgThis program is designed for students planning graduate studies in the academic area or as a pre-professional background for areas such as medicine, pharmacy, chiropractic, etc. The student must complete the general education core and the biology core listed below. The MSU Bachelor of Science degree requires completion of at least a minor program in a supporting area in conjunction with the major.

"What’s important for my students is the opportunity to advance their careers through research opportunities at MSU they might not get or have access to at other institutions. They can present their work at local, regional, and international levels. Imagine that scope as they transition from college into their careers. It could be life-changing."

- Assistant Professor of Biology, Dr. Joseph Mehus

Advantages

The program educates students in the areas of biological science data generation, analysis, and interpretation. A student who is capable of critically evaluating information will be successful in graduate school and any career.

Biology Majors

Biology Minors

PROFESSIONAL TEACHER LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

Pre-education requirements

Mayville State University’s nationally accredited education programs have been designed to meet the licensure/certification requirements in North Dakota and prepare students for licensure exams in North Dakota.

North Dakota is part of the National Association of Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate agreement.  Although most states accept our teacher education program graduates for licensure, licensure boards in each state are responsible for setting requirements for licensure/certification in their state. On-campus and online/distance students living in or moving to any state other than North Dakota should be aware of the unique requirements for that state. Students seeking to establish licensure outside the state of North Dakota are required to meet with an academic advisor prior to beginning any on-campus or online/distance academic program that would lead to licensure. It is important for all students to understand the licensure requirements in the state they intend to seek teacher licensure.

The Division of Education will provide all students information about teacher education licensing in the state of North Dakota.  As well, a student’s academic advisor will provide information on the requirements of other states in which the student intends to seek licensure after the student completes the State Teacher Licensure Requirements form.

Online/Distance Programs that may lead to licensure/certification include, but are not limited to: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Mathematics Education, and Master of Arts in Teaching.

On-Campus Programs that may lead to licensure/certification include, but are not limited to: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and all Secondary Education programs (Mathematics, English, Physical Education, Health, History, Biology, Chemistry, Social Science). 

Professional Licensure/Certification links and resources:

Teacher licensure requirements vary depending on state laws and may include several factors, such as:

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree program
  • Submission of transcripts
  • Completion and clearance of a background check
  • Passing of required state-specific entrance exams and basic skills tests
  • Application fee
  • Exam fees
  • Additional Coursework
  • Specialized trainings and certifications

The MSU Office of Extended Learning with the assistance of the MSU Division of Education is creating a state list of requirements for teacher licensure in other states that will soon be posted to the MSU website. Prospective students seeking licensure outside the state of North Dakota should contact either Misti Wuori (misti.wuori@mayvillestate.edu) in the Office of Extended Learning or the Division of Teacher Education to determine state licensure requirements.

Note: Individual state licensure requirements are subject to change anytime.

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